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#91 Kirk Poston
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 260
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: St. Pius X
Experience: High School

AT COLORADO: He decided to forego his senior season at Colorado and graduate in four years.

2013 (Jr.) - He saw action in nine games (no starts), participating in 11 tackles (eight solo) for the season.He had a season-high three (two solo, one for a loss) at Arizona State, and had two stops on three other occasions.He was in on three tackles for losses of the year and had two third down stops in 162 plays from scrimmage.He had a productive spring coming off a solid sophomore year; in the four main spring scrimmages, he had 11 tackles including a quarterback sack and two third down stops.

2012 (Soph.) - He saw action in 11 games, including three starts, getting in for 304 snaps from scrimmage as he basically rotated in close to half the time once becoming a regular.He recorded 20 tackles, 16 of the solo variety that included six for losses, four of which were quarterback sacks; throw in a tackle for zero gain and he had seven to at or behind the line of scrimmage.He also had five third down stops, two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble.He had a season/career-high six tackles (five solo) against UCLA, three for losses including two sacks and the forced fumble.He also had five stops against Colorado State in the season opener.

2011 (Fr.-RS) - He saw action in two games at defensive tackle (Stanford, Arizona State) and dressed for seven others.He played a combined six snaps in those two games but did not record any statistics.He had a solid spring, and posted five tackles, including three solo, a quarterback sack, a tackle for zero and a third down stop in the three main scrimmages.

2010 (Fr.) - Redshirted; practiced on the defensive line the entire season and was on the scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL - He earned All-Region honors from PrepStar, with ESPN ranking him as the No. 102 and Rivals.com the No. 119 defensive end in the country. He lettered three times in football and started two years at defensive end while also spending some time at defensive tackle. He earned first-team All-State and first-team All-TAPPS District 3 honors as a senior when helped lead St. Pius X to a 10-3 record and district championship under coach Rene Ramirez. That season he had 35 tackles, including 19 for losses with 13 quarterback sacks, and also one pass break-up. His junior year he earned first-team All-State and first-team All-District honors helping the team to a 9-3 record and a district championship. He had 44 tackles, 15 behind the line of scrimmage including 10 sacks. He earned honorable mention All-State honors as a sophomore when St. Pius X won a state championship with an 12-1 record. That season he was in on 12 tackles (six for losses, three sacks) and forced two fumbles. He lists his most memorable game in high school that season against Foster in a 21-17 win when he had three tackles for loss and two others for no gain in what he felt was his “coming out party.” He also lettered in rugby.

ACADEMICS - He is majoring in Psychology at Colorado and was on schedule to graduate in May 2014. He was a member of the National Honor Society in high school.

PERSONAL - He was born October 24, 1991, in Houston. His father, Carl, played tennis at Fisk University. He enjoys watching movies and playing video games. He is active in the community as he helped in a summer program at Lincoln Park assisting kids. He also worked at Camp Pine Tree, a summer program for kids.

 

Defense Tackles  
Season
G
Plays
UT
AT
Total
TFL
Sacks
3DS
Hurr
FR
FF
PBU
INT
2011
2
6
0
0
0
0- 0
0- 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2012
11
304
16
4
20
6-30
4-28
5
2
0
1
0
0
2013
9
162
8
3
11
3- 3
0- 0
2
1
0
0
0
0
Totals
22
472
24
7
31
9-33
4-28
7
3
0
2
0
0
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